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How to form a great partnership?
If you look at all the great partnerships in the world, be it Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak building Apple, or Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid building an innings for India. There are several factors that go behind the formation of a successful partnership. In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth tries to decode the secrets to success of a partnership. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
The blind spots of the green energy transition | Olivia Lazard
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 day ago
The world needs clean power, but decarbonization calls for a massive increase in the mining and extraction of minerals like lithium, graphite and cobalt. Environmental peacemaking expert Olivia Lazard sheds light on the scramble for these precious mineral resources -- and how the countries that control their supply chains (including China and Russia) could find themselves at the center of the new global stage. Learn why Lazard thinks planetary security depends on our ability to de-escalate resource competition and avoid the same mistakes that led to the climate crisis.
சரோஜா தேவிக்காக MGR - ஐ சுட்டாரா MR ராதா ? RTD Police Varadharajan Interview About MGR & MR Radha
India's former chief minister cum actor MG Ramachandran, famously known as MGR, and his fellow actor M.R Radha have a very interesting shared history.
This Poem Will Provoke You: Meena Kandasamy in conversation with Manasi Subramaniam
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time2 days ago
This episode is a live session from Jaipur Lit Fest 2022. This Poem Will Provoke You: Meena Kandasamy in conversation with Manasi Subramaniam.
Billionaire Bashing
A Point of View BBC
access_time4 days ago
Zoe Strimpel argues that wealth creation should be the bedrock of politics. She says that while she loathes the arrogance sometimes displayed by the super rich - especially in the present climate where millions are sinking into poverty - it's not billionaires who are the problem. 'My view is that we need not fewer billionaires but more, the richer the better,' she writes. 'In fact, the more rich people the better'. Hatred of billionaires, she believes, is perplexing at a time when government can't, or won't, fill huge gaps in funding. Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Gemma Ashman Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith.
How data-driven journalism illuminates patterns of injustice | Alison Killing
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time4 days ago
A blank spot on a digital map can signal much more than a gap in data -- it can mean something is being intentionally hidden. Sharing the remarkable discovery of massive alleged detention camps in Xinjiang, China, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alison Killing shows how governments can obscure human rights abuses by limiting journalist access on the ground -- and calls for more reliable open-source data (like satellite and social media imagery) to shine a light on the world's darkest places.
Books & Authors podcast with Simon Lamouret, author, The Alcazar
"Construction workers are highly invisibilized. Their world is a small world within our world and at points, I thought of the construction site as a metaphor for a growing India with its linguistic, ethnic, and religious diversity. You find Hindus, Muslims and Christians on the site sharing and collaborating to an extent but also segregated in other aspects of their lives." - Simon Lamouret, author, The Alcazar, a graphic novel based on the lives of workers on a building site in Bengaluru talks to @utterflea about his friendship with the workers, being inspired by Herge's drawing style, and about all the things this project made him think about.
Kurunthogai 380 – Even before the flower falls
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time4 days ago
In this episode, we observe an intriguing technique of consolation, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 380, penned by Karuvoor Kathapillai. Set in the drylands of 'Paalai', the verse speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, relating how the man continues to remain parted away.
Should brand ambassadors be held responsible for claims in advertising?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time5 days ago
On June 9, 2022, the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) notified guidelines for ‘Prevention of Misleading Advertisements and Endorsements for Misleading Advertisements, 2022’. The guidelines, brought in with immediate effect, are applicable to all forms of advertisements. While the Consumer Protection Act of 2019 does have a provision on misleading advertisements, the CCPA can impose a penalty of up to ₹10 lakh on manufacturers, advertisers and endorsers for misleading advertisements and a penalty of up to ₹50 lakh for subsequent contraventions. It can also prohibit the endorser of a misleading advertisement from making any endorsement for up to one year; for subsequent contravention, prohibition can extend up to three years.  Here we discuss the need for the new guidelines and how they overlap with the ‘Code for Self-Regulation in Advertising’, which was adopted by the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). Guests: Akashneel Dasgupta, chief creative officer at Network Advertising; Anushree Rauta, an advocate and partner heading the Media and Entertainment at the ANM Global Host: Sonam Saigal
The humans at the center of the US immigration debate | Ali Noorani
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time5 days ago
How does a nation reconcile when its identity is at odds with its policies? Ali Noorani traces the arc of the US immigration debate to show a safer and more compassionate way forward, highlighting why centering human dignity creates lasting bonds and healthier communities.
Kurunthogai 379 – Unearthing the precious unexpectedly
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time5 days ago
In this episode, we perceive a unique method of making an announcement, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 379, penned by an anonymous poet. The verse is situated in the mountains of 'Kurinji' and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, passing on a pointed message to the lady's kith and kin, listening nearby.
Ivory poaching - Tech to rescue
Climate Emergency Suno India
access_time5 days ago
After the ivory kingpin, Umesh Aggarwal was nabbed in 2015, there were various discussions within the Kerala forest department officials on what could be the next steps to detect and prevent such crimes. The officials, after intense brainstorming, brought in a robust system by the name Hostile Activity Watch Kernel (HAWK). The system was developed by Kerala-based Leopard Tech Labs, a company formed by a group of young enthusiastic techies, in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the Kerala Forest Department. The shift from manual to a digital system for clocking crimes showed great potential to not just reduce and prevent wildlife crimes but also generate data that could throw patterns to predict such crimes in future.  The first of its kind system, spearheaded by the Kerala forest department, HAWK is slowly taking its footsteps to the adjacent states of Karnataka and Maharashtra, and hopes to expand to the other Indian states to have a uniform system across the country to stop such organised wildlife crimes. Sharada Balasubramanian, an environmental and development journalist traveled to Forest department offices in Kerala where this system was implemented. She spent time at Periyar Tiger Reserve to understand how it works. She spoke to Dr. Jose Louies, from Wildlife Trust of India, Manu Sathyan, DFO at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Sajesh Kumar ACF, Kerala forest department and Allen Shaji from Leopard Tech Labs, who developed the system HAWK.  See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
ಏಕಾಂಗಿ ಪಯಣ | Solo Travel in India ft. Ganesh Chakravarthi
Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast IVM Podcasts
access_time6 days ago
ತಲೆ ಹರಟೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟ್ ನ 142 ನೇ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರೂಪಕರಾದ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಏಕಾಂಗಿ ಪ್ರವಾಸದ ಕುರಿತು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಅನುಭವಗಳನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.Hosts Ganesh Chakravarthi and Pavan Srinath explore the joys of solo traveling and share their experiences on Episode 142 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast.ಪ್ರಯಾಣ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮವನ್ನು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರು, ಕುಟುಂಬ ಅಥವಾ ಪ್ರೀತಿಪಾತ್ರರ ಜೊತೆ ಹೋಗುವ ಗುಂಪು ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆ ಎಂದು ಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ. ಚಿಕ್ಕಂದಿನಲ್ಲೇ ತಂದೆ-ತಾಯಂದಿರ ಜೊತೆ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ಆರಂಭಿಸುವುದರಿಂದ ಈ ಯೋಚನೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನಸ್ಸಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇರೂರಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಏಕಾಂಗಿ ಪಯಣವು ತನ್ನದೇ ಆದ ಸಂತೋಷ ಮತ್ತು ಆಕರ್ಷಣೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದೆ ಮತ್ತು ನೀವು ಈ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋದಂತಹ ಊರಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೂ ಸಹ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ವಿಭಿನ್ನ ಅನುಭವವನ್ನು ನೀಡುತ್ತದೆ.ಗಣೇಶ್ ಅವರು ಥಾಣೆಯಿಂದ ಪವನ್‌ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ ಮಾತನಾಡ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದಾರೆ, ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರು ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ ಪುಣೆ, ಮುಂಬೈ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರ ಊರುಗಳ ಪ್ರಯಾಣದ ಕೊನೆಯ ಹಂತದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಗಣೇಶ್ ಸುಮಾರು 13 ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಬೈಕಿಂಗ್ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದು, ತಮ್ಮ ಮೊದಲ ಬೈಕ್ ಖರೀದಿಸಿದ ಕೆಲವೇ ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಭಾರತದ ಉದ್ದಗಲಕ್ಕೂ ಏಕಾಂಗಿಯಾಗಿ ಬೈಕ್ ಟ್ರಿಪ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯ ಮೊದಲಾರ್ಧದಲ್ಲಿ, ಗಣೇಶ್ ಬೈಕ್ ಪ್ರಯಾಣದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ವೈಯಕ್ತಿಕ ಅನುಭವವನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಬೈಕರ್‌ಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರವಾಸಿಗರು ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಸುವಾಗ ಏನನ್ನು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿಸಬೇಕು ಮತ್ತು ತಯಾರಿ ಹೇಗಿರಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ದ್ವಿತೀಯಾರ್ಧದಲ್ಲಿ, ಗಣೇಶ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಇಬ್ಬರೂ ಹೊಸ ನಗರಗಳಿಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಭೇಟಿಯ ಅನುಭವಗಳನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!ನೀವು ಎಲ್ಲಿಗಾದ್ರೂ ಏಕಾಂಗಿ ಪಯಣ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೀರಾ? ಹಾಗಾದ್ರೆ, ಟ್ವಿಟ್ಟರ್ ಅಥವಾ ಇನ್ಸ್ಟಾಗ್ರಾಮ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಜೊತೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅನುಭವವನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ! ಅಲ್ಲದೆ, ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ದೂರದೂರಿಗೆ ಬೈಕ್ ಜರ್ನಿ ಮಾಡೋ ಯೋಚನೆ ಇದ್ರೆ, ಆ ಕುರಿತು ಸಲಹೆಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಅವರನ್ನು ಕೇಳಲು ಮರೆಯಬೇಡಿ.Travel and tourism are often thought of as group activities to do with friends, families or loved ones. This is ingrained in us as we often start traveling with our parents while still young. However, solo traveling has its own joys, attractions and offers a completely different experience even if you are visiting the same places. Ganesh joins Pavan from Thane, where he is currently on the last leg of his travels across Pune, Mumbai and elsewhere. Ganesh has been biking for about 13 years now, and has been going on solo bike trips across the length and breadth of South India from within months of getting his first bike. In the first half of the episode, Ganesh shares his personal experience of bike journeys, what he has enjoyed about them, and what aspiring bikers and travelers can both expect and need to prepare themselves for while traveling. In the second half, both Ganesh and Pavan share some insights from their experiences visiting new cities on their own. Tune in!Have you traveled on your own before? Share your experience with the hosts on Twitter or Instagram! Also, don’t hesitate to ask Ganesh for tips on long-distance biking in India.Suggested Listening:- Thale-Harate #43 ಕರ್ನಟಕ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ಚರಿತ್ರೆ. Travel Tales from Karnataka with Ganesh & Pavan.- Thale-Harate #29 ಬ್ಯುಖಾನನ್ ರವರ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಪಯಣ. Buchanan's Journey with Lingaraj Jayaprakash.- Thale-Harate #113 ಒಂದು ನಗರದ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮ. Tourism and Mysore with Vinay Parameswarappa.ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡಿ. Follow the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast @haratepod. Facebook: https://facebook.com/HaratePod/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaratePod/ and Instagram: https://instagram.com/haratepod/.ಈಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿ, send us an email at haratepod@gmail.com or send a tweet and tell us what you think of the show!You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios and check out our website at https://ivmpodcasts.com/ .You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Gaana, Amazon Music Podcasts, JioSaavn, Castbox, or any other podcast app. We also have some video episodes up on YouTube! ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!
Lessons from Matthew McConaughey
From playing a lovable, charming boy in romcoms, to making and emphatic and passionate speech to amend the Gun laws in USA, the varied shades of Matthew McConaughey are a secret to none. In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh tries to decode the branding lessons, or "Unbranding" lessons from the Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
Cooking to Save Your Life: Abhijit V Banerjee and Cheyenne Olivier with Devapriya Roy
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time6 days ago
This episode is a live session from Jaipur Lit Fest 2022. Cooking to Save Your Life: Abhijit V Banerjee and Cheyenne Olivier in conversation with Devapriya Roy.
Why healthy soil matters now more than ever | Jane Zelikova
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time6 days ago
From nourishing our foods to storing massive amounts of carbon, soil is teeming with diverse microbial life that could slow global warming. Climate change scientist Jane Zelikova calls for agricultural practices that protect Earth's soil by growing climate-adapted crops that don't mess with the microbes. "Soils are the literal foundation of life on this planet -- the reason that we eat and the climate solution just waiting to be unlocked," she says.
Kurunthogai 378 – Shade and rain in the drylands
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time6 days ago
In this episode, we listen to a mother's wishes for the well-being of her daughter, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 378, penned by Kayamanaar. Set in the drylands of 'Paalai', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady's mother, on hearing that her daughter had eloped away with the man.
An invitation to reexamine your familiar world | Gillian Tett
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time7 days ago
Before entering the world of financial journalism, Gillian Tett was a cultural anthropologist who studied how the past influences our present thoughts and behaviors. In an entertaining talk, she shows how you can use an anthropological outlook to see the world with fresh eyes and welcome new and different cultural truths into your life.
Kurunthogai 377 – Cause and cure of a malady
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time7 days ago
In this episode, we observe the discovery of solace in the midst of discomfort, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 377, penned by Mosi Kotranaar. Set in the mountains of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to the confidante, in response to the confidante's worry that the lady is not bearing well with the man's parting.
How does Pewdiepie stay relevant?
After nearly 10 years of content creation and over 100 million subscribers later, Pewdiepie, or Felix Kjellberg Still manages to stay relevant with his audience. The key to his success seems to be the fact that he allowed his content to evolve along with his audience. In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh decodes what brands can learn from pewdiepie and if they can benefit by evolving like content creators. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
How to unite people through art (with JR) | How to Be a Better Human
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time8 days ago
Art can move us in deep, meaningful ways. A beautiful song, a good book, or a great film can change our perspectives and attitudes toward ideas, and sometimes people. Where does that magic come from–and how can we channel it when we're creating? JR is an artist famed for his enormous black and white portraits that tell stories and adorn surfaces from the Louvre to the favelas of Brazil. His ambitious projects, like a recent massive mural outside a supermax prison in California or the boy who peers curiously over the wall at the Mexico–United States border, put a deeply human face to things we might have only read in the news while also highlighting and celebrating the connections between us humans. In this episode, JR talks about the importance of joy in his art-making process, speaks to the value of community and curiosity, and shares how his unique working style developed over the years. This is an episode from the TED Audio Collective podcast, How to Be a Better Human. For more episodes on how to be a little less terrible, follow How to Be a Better Human wherever you're listening to this.
Kurunthogai 376 – Cool in summer and warm in winter
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time8 days ago
In this episode, we relish picturesque descriptions of a lady's qualities, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 376, penned by Padumarathu Mosikotranaar. Set in the coasts of 'Neythal', the verse speaks in the voice of the man to his heart, expressing why he is unable to part with the lady to go in search of wealth.
Loan தருவதாக பொய் சொல்லி BJP - யில் சேர்க்கும் மோசடி? RTD Police Varadharajan on EPS vs OPS | Modi
The General Council meeting of the AIADMK, to crown its joint coordinator Edappadi K. Palaniswami as the undisputed ‘single leader,’ ended in an impasse less than an hour after it began on Thursday.
The Makers of Modern Dalit History: Guru Prakash Paswan and Badri Narayan with Rahul Pandita
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time9 days ago
This episode is a live session from Jaipur Lit Fest 2022. The Makers of Modern Dalit History: Guru Prakash Paswan and Badri Narayan in conversation with Rahul Pandita.
Ivory poaching - Investigation
Climate Emergency Suno India
access_time10 days ago
Elephants are among the endangered species in India. Over the years, with demand for ivory, tuskers have been particularly targeted and killed. Despite laws, and bans in place, ivory poaching still continues. When male tuskers are poached for the ivory trade, it also threatens the future population of elephants.  In 2015, an ivory kingpin was nabbed in New Delhi for procuring tusks and creating artefacts out of it, and exporting them discreetly. The massive effort by the name Operation Shikar was all in the media limelight.  For this story, Sharada Balasubramanian, an environment and development journalist, travelled to Trivandrum, Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala, Thekkady and spoke to Jose Louise, Director, Wildlife Trust of India, Dr Surendra Varma, Asian elephant scientist, Manu Sathyan who was the DFO at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and Sajesh Kumar, ACF, and part of Forest Intelligence Unit or FIC. The various sources in the story spoke extensively on various aspects of poaching and wildlife laws prevalent in the system. See sunoindia.in/privacy-policy for privacy information.
Driving the American Dream
A Point of View BBC
access_time11 days ago
Sarah Dunant relives a road trip she took 50 years ago, travelling across the USA at a time when Roe v Wade was the talk of America, and revolution was in the air. 'I can only imagine what it must be like to be a woman living in America this week, she writes in the aftermath of the decision by the US Supreme Court - a decision which almost instantly makes abortion illegal in more than 20 US states. She takes us back to 1972 and her travels across America in a beat-up car, when radical lawyers were honing their arguments to first present the case to the country's highest court. 'America's post-war abundance and energy, its style, its movies and its music saturated our youth', she says. 'We had the time of our lives - even the bad bits were good, we were living the dream'. And, fifty years on, she reflects on what has happened to 'the fabric of this extraordinary country'. Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Iona Hammond Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
Africa's great carbon valley -- and how to end energy poverty | James Irungu Mwangi
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
Our lives depend on curbing climate change, but so many priorities seem to be in competition. What's the most urgent thing humanity can do right now? Social entrepreneur James Irungu Mwangi tells us why Africa could be the ideal home for scaling the latest and most ambitious climate technologies -- including in places like Kenya's Hell's Gate National Park, which could become part of what he calls the "Great Carbon Valley."
Kurunthogai 375 – The midnight mountain farmers
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time11 days ago
In this episode, we perceive a curious way of persuading another, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 375, penned by an anonymous poet. Set in the mountains of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, while passing on a hidden message to the man, listening nearby.
வசியம் வைத்திருப்பதை கண்டுபிடிப்பது எப்படி : Dr.Kabilan Interview On Witchcraft & Black Magic
Irandam Ulagam - Dr Kabilan glitzdigital
access_time11 days ago
Witchcraft traditionally means the use of magic or supernatural powers to harm others. A practitioner is a witch. In medieval and early modern Europe, where the term originated, accused witches were usually women who were believed to have attacked their own community, and often to have communed with evil beings.
Will Agnipath energise or demoralise the military?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time12 days ago
On June 14, the government announced the Agnipath scheme which fundamentally transforms the process of recruitment of soldiers, sailors and airmen into the three services. Agniveers, the recruits, will be employed for four years, after which up to 25% of them will be selected for enrolment in the regular cadre, while the rest will be given a certain amount of money and be shown avenues to get back to civilian life. The scheme has generated a lot of debate, and protests against it have been violent in several parts of the country.  Here we discuss the nuances of the issue. Guests: Lieutenant General (Retd) D. S. Hooda, a former Northern Army Commander; Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (Retd.), former additional director-general of Centre for Air Power Studies Host: Dinakar Peri  You can now find The Hindu’s podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Search for Parley by The Hindu. Write to us with comments and feedback at socmed4@thehindu.co.in
SpaceX's supersized Starship rocket -- and the future of galactic exploration | Jennifer Heldmann
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
SpaceX's Starship launch vehicle has the potential to explore the solar system in a bold, new -- and super-sized -- way. Planetary scientist Jennifer Heldmann talks about how reusable, large-scale spacecraft like Starship could help humanity achieve its next galactic leaps and usher in a new era of space exploration, from investigating the solar system's many ocean worlds to launching bigger telescopes that can see deeper into the universe.
Books&Authors podcast Anita Bhogle, author, Equal yet Different
"For women to stay the course, you need to have better infrastructure and better support systems because, really, that is the reason most women seem to not be able to manage. We need creches, homes for the elderly Typically, it is (the absence of) these things that hold women back."
Kurunthogai 374 – That tangled town of ours
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time12 days ago
In this episode, we relish a unique simile involving a bird's actions, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 374, penned by Uraiyoor Palkaayanaar. The verse is situated in the mountains of 'Kurinji' and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, explaining how the events unfolding in the lady's life came about.
Calicut with Ajay Kamalakaran
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Ajay Kamalakaran, a writer and traveller as we explore the beautiful town of Calicut or Kozhikode, in the Malabar region of Kerala!!!Today's destination: Calicut or Kozhikode, KeralaNearest Airport: Calicut International Airport (CCJ)Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode Railway Station (CLT)Prerequisites - N/APacking - Pack lightTime of the year - October to FebruaryLength of the itinerary: 2-3 daysItinerary Highlights: Ajay sets off on our virtual trip to Calicut by speaking about the historical significance of the place, the influence of the Zamorins or Samoothris as well as the conquest of the colonial powers starting with the arrival of Vasco da Gama on the shores of Calicut. Some of the first pit stops in the city include the famous Kuttichira, a heritage locality popular for some wonderful monuments like the Miskhal mosque and the Tali temple. Ajay discusses the history of the place, architecture, cultural influences of the Chinese as well as Arab merchants which forms a part of the popular culture. We also discuss the popular eateries in Calicut, including the influence of the Arab and Gulf cuisine. We talk about the busy SM Street and its specialities including Halwa and Banana chips. Ajay then takes us to some of the prominent beaches including the Calicut beach and Kappad beach, where Vasco Da Gama first landed in India. Ajay also shares the experience of walking about in SM Street area as well as watching a movie in an old single screen theatre - Radha talkies. Ajay speaks of the popular personalities of Calicut including the former Defense Minister, VK Krishna Menon, PT Usha and author Vaikom Basheer as well as his hometown of Beypore and its shipbuilding industry. We discuss short day trips that cna be done from Calicut - Kannur, Ponnani, Thalassery and other places nearby including Mahe. Finally Ajay shares his experience interacting with the locals from different communities - including the oldest woman freedom fighter, Parsi community Links:Ajay Kamalakaran’s newsletter - https://ajaykamalakaran.substack.comAjay’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/AjayKamalakaran Ajay’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajaykamalakaran/Ajay’s episode on Sakhlin islands: https://themusafirstories.com/podcasts/explore-sakhalin-island-with-ajay-kamalakaran/Image Credit - Photo by Arun Geetha Viswanathan on Unsplash Battle music: Sota War (https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/sounds/258207/ ) by YleArkisto (https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/ ) is licensed under CC by 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ )Follow the Musafir stories on:Twitter : https://twitter.com/musafirstories?lang=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themusafirstories/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musafirstoriespodcast/?hl=enwebsite: www.themusafirstories.comemail: themusafirstories@gmail.comYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
Work from home or work from office?
Since the beginning of the pandemic, remote working and working from home has become the norm. But now that things are getting back to normalcy, does it still make sense to keep up the work from home policies? In this episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh tries to decode why people are still preferring to work from home, and companies are responding to it. You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
Panopticon: Shashi Tharoor, Madan B Lokur, Swati Chaturvedi with Mohit Satyanand
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time13 days ago
This episode is a live session from Jaipur Lit Fest 2022. Panopticon: The Age of Surveillance - Shashi Tharoor, Madan B Lokur and Swati Chaturvedi in conversation with Mohit Satyanand.
Kurunthogai 373 – Endurance of a relationship
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time13 days ago
In this episode, we listen to words depicting deep trust, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 373, penned by Madurai Kollam Pullanaar. Set in the mountains of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, asking the lady not to heed the slander in town about the lady's relationship with the man.
What happens to people's donated eggs and sperm after they die? | Ellen Trachman
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time13 days ago
Today, there are many ways to conceive a child, thanks to assisted reproductive technologies like IVF and egg-freezing. But the law lags behind these advancements, says attorney Ellen Trachman, troubling parents-to-be with stranger-than-fiction mix-ups and baffling lawsuits. Trachman makes the case for legality to reflect the realities of reproductive innovation -- and prompts you to reconsider what could happen to your own genetic material.
How to find joy in climate action | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time14 days ago
We can all play a role in the climate movement by tapping into our skills, resources and networks in ways that bring us satisfaction, says climate leader Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. She suggests drawing a Venn diagram to map these questions: What are you good at? What is the work that needs doing? And what brings you joy? Where your answers intersect is where you should put your climate action effort. "Averting climate catastrophe: this is the work of our lifetimes," Johnson says.
Kurunthogai 372 – Swiftness of spreading slander
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time14 days ago
In this episode, we perceive a visually compelling technique of persuasion, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 372, penned by Vitrootru Mootheyinanaar. The verse is situated in the coastal regions of 'Neythal' and speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, passing on a hidden message to the man, listening nearby.
The Human Library
Imagine being able to borrow a human being like you can borrow a book from a library. The human library in Denmark allows you to do exactly that. In this week's episode of Smarter With Sid, Siddharth Deshmukh Explains how this library works, what it does, and everything that we can learn from it.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sideshmukhFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thetravellingprofessorFollow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edgysid?s=09You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured.
Kurunthogai 371 – Unmanageable love
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time15 days ago
In this episode, we perceive the portrayal of love as an affliction, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 371, penned by Uraiyoor Muthukootranaar. Set in the mountains of 'Kurinji', the verse speaks in the voice of the lady to the confidante, explaining why she is unable to bear with the man's parting.
A Death in Shonagachhi: Rijula Das in conversation with Kanishka Gupta
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time16 days ago
This episode is a live session from Jaipur Lit Fest 2022. A Death in Shonagachhi: Rijula Das in conversation with Kanishka Gupta.
The mission to safeguard Black history in the US | Julieanna L. Richardson
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time16 days ago
Black history in the US is rich, profound -- and at risk of being lost forever, if not for the monumental efforts of Julieanna L. Richardson. As the founder of The HistoryMakers -- the largest national archive of African American video-oral history -- Richardson shares some of the unknown and incredible legacies of Black America, highlighting the importance of documenting and preserving the past for future generations.
Vidukadai: Interview with Actor R.Madhavan about his recent movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is an upcoming Indian biographical drama film based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organization. Roopan Jeganathan the Vidukadai host of American Tamil Media meets with Actor R. Madhavan on this episode.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/americantamilradio/support
No-Stalgia
A Point of View BBC
access_time18 days ago
'It's time to acknowledge', writes Will Self, 'that we don't really feel nostalgia at all - only something far more worrying and debilitating: a condition I've named no-stalgia'. Will argues that the West is particularly in thrall to rose-tinted nostalgia and looks to Japan - and its concept of 'mono no aware' - as an alternative and healthier way of thinking about the past. Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production Coordinator: Iona Hammond Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
The actual cost of preventing climate breakdown | Yuval Noah Harari
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time18 days ago
Nobody really knows how much it would cost to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Yet historian Yuval Noah Harari's analysis, based on the work of scientists and economists, indicates that humanity might avert catastrophe by investing the equivalent of just two percent of global GDP into climate solutions. He makes the case that preventing ecological cataclysm will not require the major global disruptions many fear and explains that we already have the resources we need -- it's just a matter of shifting our priorities.
Books&Authors podcast with Meena Arora Nayak, author, Adbhut; Marvellous Creatures of Indian Myth and Folklore
"Myth is not fictitious. It is actually truer than real life because it talks about an internal deep reality, which is truer than truth." - Meena Arora Nayak, author, Adbhut, Marvellous Creatures of Indian Myth and Folklore talks to Manjula Narayan about myth and meaning in the Books and Authors podcast.
Kurunthogai 370 – Opening petals in the pond
Sangam Lit Nandini Karky
access_time18 days ago
In this episode, we listen to defensive words to clarify a situation, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 370, penned by Villakaviralinaar. Set in the farmlands of 'Marutham', the verse speaks in the voice of the courtesan, in response to disparaging words spoken by the lady, as the lady's friends listen nearby.